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Reflections on residential childcare during the Covid-19 crisis

The reality of the COVID-19 global pandemic is the most significant challenge countries have faced in generations. The implications for economies, communities and families are steadily becoming apparent. Some effects are less obvious, including the particular experiences of children and young people looked after by care agencies. The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care aims to contribute to our understanding of how children and young people in care in various settings have been affected by the virus and efforts to mitigate its impact.

We have published a series of special feature articles in which our correspondents describe how the everyday lives of children and those who care for them have been changed. 

Reflections on Covid-19

Title Authors
Fear, Uncertainty, and Relational Care in the Face of COVID-19 James Freeman
Before COVID-19: The effect of the 1918 pandemic on Scotland’s children Graham Connelly and Michael Lawrence
COVID-19: Consequences for the child welfare system in Catalonia Daniel Ortega
Supporting the emotional wellbeing of adults in child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic Shona Quin and Penelope Noel
Seeing the silver lining in the cloud: Resiliency demonstrated by children in residential care in India during the COVID19 crisis Kiran Modi
Young people in care: How lockdown provides a haven of security and belonging Claire Cameron
COVID-19: Survey of residential services in Ireland during the lockdown restrictions John Murphy
Role of the Georgian Association of Social Workers in supporting the Covid-19 response in Georgia Natia Partskhaladze, Shorena Sadzaglishvili and Ketevan Gigineishvili
Care in the time of Covid-19: Nurturing our children Caitlin Taylor
Put relationships at the heart of recovery and fuse social and economic policies Iain MacRitchie
A free, global, online learning resource - COVID-19: Adapting child protection case management Chrissie Gale
‘Problem posing’ during the COVID19 pandemic: Rethinking the use of residential childcare Joe Gibb
COVID-19 in Japan, Part 1: The impact on social foster care Norifumi Senga, Kayoko Ito, Keiji Noguchi and Kanako Ishida
COVID-19 in Japan, Part 2: The impact on social foster care leavers Kayoko Ito, Norifumi Senga, Keiji Noguchi and Kanako Ishida
Relationships and resilience in the time of the Coronavirus Danny Henderson and Nicki Mclaughlin
The impact of COVID-19 on kinship care: Evidence from the kinship care charity Grandparents Plus Paul McGrath and Lucy Peake
Overcoming the isolating impact of COVID19 by promoting young people’s participation in residential care programmes Meaghan Vosz, Lynne McPherson, Kathomi Gatwiri and Natalie Parmenter
That’s what we do! Craig Paul
COVID-19, the journey from crisis to opportunity: Experiences of young people in residential child care and their carers Elaine Hamilton, Niamh Miller
Valuing Those Who Care for Others: The ‘SafeSpace’ Project at Kibble Mhairi Gallacher

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